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Long Hours
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 16’
Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International Airport
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 40
Tour Details

Kibale Forest is an excellent forest for bird watching. About 325 species are recorded in this area, including the Red-winged Francolin, Green-breasted Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Woodland Warbler, and Orange-tufted SunbirdThe forest also harbors the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Birding Tour to Kibale Forest
Day 3: Birding in Kibale Forest 

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking 

Day 5: Birding in Kibale Forest 

Day 6: Departure 

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Park Fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Accommodation in preferred lodge/hotel
  • Services of a professional Tour guide-driver
  • Melas (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
  • All fuel for the tour

Price Excludes

  • • Gorilla Tracking permits
  • • Chimp Tracking Permits
  • • International Flights
  • • Visas
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Tips
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Personal purchases (souvenirs, drinks, laundry, optional activities, tips, etc)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice. Early arrivals can opt for optional birding excursions at Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC), Entebbe Botanical Gardens, and Lutembe Bay.  

Entebbe is a small, quiet town located on the shores of Lake Victoria and is easy to explore on foot or local transport ie motorbikes or taxis. Visit local markets to buy clothes and crafts, curio shops for souvenirs. The town has a wide variety of restaurants serving many different cuisines as well as several bars and clubs where you can sample the local beer, catch a game of football and chat with the local Ugandans, known for their open and friendly nature.

Journey: +20 mins 

Meal Plan: Not Included 

Accommodation: Budget: ViaVia Guesthouse/ Midrange: The Boma Hotel/ Luxury: No.5 Boutique Hotel 

Day 2Birding to Kibale Forest

After breakfast, we bird to Kibale Forest National Park. 

Journey: +4 hrs  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/ Midrange: Primate Lodge Kibale/ Luxury: Turaco Treetops Kibale

Day 3Birding in Kibale Forest

Today we bird the forest for the Green-breasted Pitta other species to look out for will include; Brown Illadopsis, Brown-capped Weaver, Brown-chested Alethe, Black-headed Oriole, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Green-pigeon, Black-crowned Tchagra, African Wood Owl, African/Rwenzori/Abyssinian Hill-Babbler, Alpine Swift, Ashy Flycatcher, Barn Swallow, Black Bee-eater, Black Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Black-and-white Mannikin, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Black-billed Turaco, Black-billed Weaver, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, African Dusky Flycatcher, Black-headed Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, African/Western Citril, Black-throated Apalis, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Blue-throated Roller, African Blue Flycatcher, Bocage’ Bush-shrike, Bronze Mannikin, Zebra Waxbill, Bronze Sunbird, and many more.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/ Midrange: Primate Lodge Kibale/ Luxury: Turaco Treetops Kibale

Day 4Birding and Chimpanzee Trekking

After an early breakfast, we take on the Chimpanzee habituation experience. Technically, this is a whole day activity but you can retire at leisure. you spend more time with the chimps compared to the tracking experience, you, therefore, get exposed to the detailed ways of life of man’s closest relatives.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/ Midrange: Primate Lodge Kibale/ Luxury: Turaco Treetops Kibale

Day 5Birding in Sebitore and Bigodi Swamp

This morning we bird the sebitore sector of Kibale Forest National Park for the Joyful Greenbul and several other species and in the afternoon we bird Bigodi swamp for Papyrus endemics and water birds. In Bigodi we expect the Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, just to mention but a few.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/ Midrange: Primate Lodge Kibale/ Luxury: Turaco Treetops Kibale

Day 6Departure

An airport transfer has been included from your hotel, or directly after the safari. End of Safari.

Journey: +5 hrs  

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Not included

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